MY LIFE

MY LIFE

BILL CLINTON

3,00 €
IVA incluido
Editorial:
GENERICA
Año de edición:
2004
Materia
Inglés - oferta
ISBN:
978-0-375-43519-5
Páginas:
1537
3,00 €
IVA incluido

President Bill Clinton’s u003ciu003eMy Lifeu003c/iu003e is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWe see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWe come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior.u003cbru003eu003cbru003ePresident Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIt is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.)u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e• The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eHere is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American.

Artículos relacionados

  • CHILDREN, RELIGION AND THE ETHICS OF INFLUENCE
    2ª mano
    CHILDREN, RELIGION AND THE ETHICS OF INFLUENCE
    JOHN TILLSON
    In u003ciu003eChildren, Religion and the Ethics of Influenceu003c/iu003e, John Tillson develops a theory concerning which kinds of formative influence are morally permissible, impermissible or obligatory. Applying this theory to the case of religion, he argues that religious initiation in childhood is morally impermissible whether conducted by parents, teachers or others. Tills...

    3,00 €

  • NATURAL WINE FOR THE PEOPLE
    2ª mano
    NATURAL WINE FOR THE PEOPLE
    ALICE FEIRING
    u003cbu003eu003cbu003eA compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods.u003c/bu003eu003c/bu003e u003cpu003eToday, wine is more favored and consumed that it's ever been in the United States--and millennials are leading the charge...

    3,00 €

  • SLEEP NO MORE
    2ª mano
    SLEEP NO MORE
    P. D. JAMES
    u003cpu003eThe acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime-writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. u003ciu003eThe Mistletoe Murder and Other Storiesu003c/iu003e contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a furt...

    3,00 €

  • I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE
    2ª mano
    I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE
    PETER MAY
    u003cbu003e"RICHLY WRITTEN." --u003ciu003eKIRKUS REVIEWSu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e u003cbu003eu003ciu003eu003cbru003eu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e u003cbu003e"VIBRANT DETAILS." --u003ciu003ePUBLISHERS WEEKLYu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e u003cbu003eu003ciu003eu003cbru003eu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e u003cbu003e"NO ONE CAN CREATE A MORE ELOQUENTLY WRITTEN SUSPENSE NOVEL THAN PETER MAY." --u003ci...

    3,00 €

  • THE DUCHESS DEAL
    2ª mano
    THE DUCHESS DEAL
    TESSA DARE
    u003cpu003eAn iBooks Best Romance of August Pick!u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eOne of Publishers Weekly's Buzz Books of Romance 2017!u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eAn Amazon Best Romance of August Pick! u003c/pu003eu003cpu003e2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Book of the Year Nominee and 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Historical Love & Laughter! u003c/pu003eu003cpu003e u003c/pu003eu003cp...

    3,00 €

  • THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK TO LECTIN
    2ª mano
    THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK TO LECTIN
    EVELYN CARMICHAEL
    Is Gluten-Free the answer? Find out how Lectins impact inflammation, autoimmune and digestive issues, and cause you to gain weight. u003cbru003e Many people eat a gluten-free diet, but they may not be aware that the real culprit that's responsible for their ill health is in fact a protein known as 'Lectin'. This little-known intolerance can cause a wide range of nasty symptoms,...

    3,00 €

Otros libros del autor

  • MY LIFE
    2ª mano
    MY LIFE
    BILL CLINTON
    President Bill Clinton's "My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. u003cbru003eIt shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope...

    3,00 €

  • MY LIFE
    2ª mano
    MY LIFE
    BILL CLINTON
    President Bill Clinton’s u003ciu003eMy Lifeu003c/iu003e is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts...

    3,00 €